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real-world research

Insightful. Implementable. Impactful.

At HOBI, we’re changing the face and the pace of health research. Our patient populations reflect the diversity of the real world. Our health interventions consider the needs of patients and providers. Our data-driven research speeds scientific discoveries.

Dominick Lemas, Ph.D., and Lindsay Thompson, M.D., M.S., work together in the Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Development (BEACH) clinic.




Go above your professional training with a graduate certificate in implementation science or biomedical informatics.

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Learn how to conduct health outcomes assessments and clinical effectiveness research in a range of biomedical, clinical and community-based research settings.

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Become an expert at evaluating health interventions, treatments, prevention practices and policies to determine what works on a large-scale level and why.

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Our commitment to diversity

HOBI is dedicated to improving health outcomes for all and reducing health inequities through education, research and service. We strive to be a community of students, staff and faculty that celebrates inclusion, diversity, equity and access and are committed to fostering a people-centered, creative environment for all.

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HOBI BMI faculty scale up research on rare…

Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are using big data analytics to scale up research and boost…

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HOBI faculty members making strides in precision…

Two HOBI faculty members received pilot awards from the CTSI Precision Health Initiative this year. Khairul A. Siddiqi, Ph.D., and Rahma S. Mkuu…

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HOBI grad student discusses the value of summer…

Boya Lin, a Ph.D. student at HOBI, is working as an intern this summer with the Experiential Internship Program at AbbVie, a research-based global…

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faculty spotlight

Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D.

Thank you for *not* smoking. Ramzi Salloum is increasing the implementation and dissemination of cancer prevention and control strategies, especially those related to smoking cessation. According to the CDC, "Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S."

Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D. with mentee and recent graduate Jennifer LeLaurin at ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day.